Thursday, January 9, 2014

Forage Production School 2014

A forage production school is being offered by the Ohio State University Extension Dairy Working Group at six locations around Ohio. 
The school is geared to anyone producing hay or silage to be fed to ruminate animals. Dairy, Beef, and sheep producers will be able to improve their forage production to increase profits and commercial hay growers will learn new information to be able to better meet there customer’s needs and grow more tons on less acres.  

The school is composed of three different sessions,  on Jan. 30, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 from 12:45 pm to 3:30 pm each day
Workshop topics include small grains and double cropping, fertility and manure utilization, agronomic products and additives, precision agricultural technologies for forage production, forage quality evaluation, economics of cutting management, shrink in silage/hay making, forage inventory management and corn silage.
The course will be offered in Ashtabula, Darke, Licking, Mahoning, Morrow, Knox and Wayne counties via interactive video feeds and in-person speakers.
For information on specific class locations contact the following Extension educators:
* Ashtabula County: David Marrison at 440-576-9008 or
* Auglaize County: John Smith at 419-739-6580 or
* Darke County: Sam Custer at 937-548-5215 or
* Licking County: Ted Wiseman at 740-670-5315 or
* Mahoning County: Eric Barrett at 330-533-5538 or
* Morrow County: Jeff McCutcheon at 419-947-1070 or
* Wayne County: Rory Lewandowski, 330-264-8722, 
Registration is $45, which includes a notebook of materials and covers all three workshops.
A brochure about the school and a REGISTRATION FORM can be found at
The deadline to register Jan. 17, 2014.